The Founders

Austin Loper and Kari Loper

How we got started

It’s a familiar scenario for many: you bump into a business acquaintance after a super-garlicky lunch, then leave the conversation wondering whether they paid more attention to your five-minute elevator pitch or your bad breath. 

Austin Loper knows this feeling all too well. While studying at Michigan State University, he found himself unsatisfied with gum and mints to keep his breath fresh during college classes. He wanted the ultra-refreshing feeling you get from mouthwash without having to carry around clunky travel-sized bottles—the kind you definitely can’t slip into your back pocket when rushing out the door.

He approached his mother, packaging engineer Kari Loper, with an idea to collaborate and create an innovative on-the-go mouthwash brand, and Go Mouthwash was born. Combining Austin’s product development background in the cycling industry and Kari’s decades of engineering expertise, Go Mouthwash was created to give on-the-go individuals a discreet new way to feel fresh all day, whether they’re leading boardrooms, traveling, getting a workout in, or painting the town red.

Its TSA-approved packaging is fully recyclable, and the individual mouthwash packets don’t contain gluten, artificial dyes, colors, or harsh ingredients that can stain clothing if spilled. Along with this, Go Mouthwash is 99.6% alcohol-free and is not—and never will be—tested on animals.

As the perfect companion for corporate climbers, outdoor adventurers, healthcare heroes, bar hoppers, cigar smokers, coffee drinkers, and world explorers, Go Mouthwash is made for ultimate convenience and next-level confidence no matter where life takes you.

Say Goodbye to Bad Breath and Hello to on-the-go Wellness

Over the past few years, wellness has become more than a passing trend. It’s a new-generation mindset that has blossomed into a lifestyle that’s here to stay. Whether you’re a business owner who provides lavish dining, spa, gym, and hotel experiences or a mindful consumer that indulges in all the wellness world has to offer, there are countless ways to shape serenity and create an oasis in the never-ending rush of a busy life.

But holistic wellness isn’t just about looking good. It’s about balancing the mind and body so that you feel just as good as you look—and it all starts with the inner confidence that begins with fresh breath.   

Lifestyle-conscious individuals can ignite the confidence they need to start their day or set their mind at ease with an on-the-go freshness experience that’s perfect for travel—in fact, each individual Go Mouthwash packet is TSA-approved, making them ideal for everything from carry-on luggage to slipping into your gym bag when you know you have a big day ahead.

For business leaders, giving their customers and employees an enhanced experience means providing everything from heated towels to toiletries to stand out in a hyper-competitive market. Up until now, providing mouthwash meant using a bulk mouthwash dispenser and disposable cups that, in the post-pandemic era, come with sanitary concerns that put a damper on an elevated experience. We’re proud to partner with world-changing companies such as Meta, Boston Consulting Group, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and Hudson Yards New York to empower them to provide a truly bespoke, personalized experience for their customers, clients, and employees.

Serving and Supporting our Community

Because Go Mouthwash products are single-use, they are a perfect match for people in need, particularly those without reliable access to toiletry and hygiene products. Travel-sized Go Mouthwash packets empower individuals to use them on the go, without having to worry about bulky packaging that takes up valuable space.

As a growing company, Go Mouthwash believes it is their responsibility to begin giving back as soon as possible. Thanks to the success the company has seen due to its loyal customers and corporate partners, it has been able to donate to charities throughout its operations. Fueled by this passion for supporting their community, Go Mouthwash has pledged to donate 100,000 packets to charities making a meaningful difference in 2023.

In addition to their continued support of charities enacting tangible change, Go Mouthwash is equally dedicated to uplifting underrepresented groups. Go Mouthwash has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise from the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

This certification process was created to confirm that a business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women. Go Mouthwash’s co-founder, Kari Loper, sees this as the first step in the company’s steadfast commitment to supporting diversity programs and inspiring young women with bold ambitions in business.

Whether you’re an individual who wants an on-the-go confidence boost or a company that wants to bring personal mouthwash to your business, hotel, or restaurant, Go Mouthwash has your breath covered all day, every day.